The CCA announces

03.11.2008 | what’s on
by Centre Canadien d´Architecture
CCA Canadian Center for Architecture

Gibbs joins the CCA from the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Montréal, 3 November 2008 – The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jocelyn Gibbs as CCA Associate Director of Collection. In this position, she will apply her extensive experience in library archives and special collections management to shape the future development of the CCA collection and to spearhead an ambitious initiative to increase access through direct and online reference. Ms. Gibbs will assume her new position as of today.

“The CCA is at a crucial moment in its young history, as we continue to increase and define its international presence as an active research centre with highly specialised collection holdings and public programs,” said Director Mirko Zardini. “We are thrilled to welcome Jocelyn Gibbs to our team and to work with her on reimagining how the collection is referenced and on shaping strategies for its future growth.”

The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications and architectural design documentation including conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, archives and oral histories of individual architects, related artifacts and ephemera. The guiding purpose of the collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research. Detailed cataloging facilitates access to the wealth of CCA holdings in Archives, Photographs, Prints and Drawings, and the Library.

In a major initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CCA is currently cataloguing and preparing for online reference its extensive holdings of the architectural archives of Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Cedric Price, Aldo Rossi, and James Stirling. Future initiatives will place special emphasis on expanding Canadian and international archives. Chief Archivist Robert Desaulniers, who served as Interim Director of Collection for the past three years, will oversee the development of new acquisitions and cataloguing of archives.

Jocelyn Gibbs comes to the CCA from the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, where she was Head of Special Collections Cataloguing at the Research Library since 1993. During this tenure, she provided access to special collections and developed policies for acquisitions and collection management. She was previously Executive Director at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, where she also served as Library Director. She holds two Master degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles – a Master of Library Science with specialization in archives and a Master of Philosophy in architectural history.


The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie-Anne Leclerc as Associate Director, Administration and Finance.

Julie-Anne Leclerc, who is a chartered accountant, holds a Master degree in Accounting Science from the Université de Sherbrooke. She is also a member of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Quebec, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Museums Association and the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Ms. Leclerc joined the CCA in 2003 as Head of Administration and Finance, and was appointed Director of Finance and Human Resources in 2006. In her new position, she will organize and direct the CCA’s general administration and financial affairs in support CCA’s strategic vision. Previously, Ms. Leclerc served as Director of Administration and Finance at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for 12 years. Also, for many years she was a part-time lecturer, both in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) of the Université de Montréal and at the Université de Sherbrooke. She was the Concertmaster for the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke from 1983 to 1989, and was an affiliated teacher at the renowned École de Musique Vincent-d’Indy from1980 to 1990. Well acquainted with the cultural realm, she serves on various boards including the Board of Montréal Museum Directors, the Gratien Gélinas Fonds and Musica Camerata Montréal.

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